Job Interview Experiences…always kind of exciting

I wasn’t really happy with my last job in an office, working for
the export department of a pharmaceutical wholesaler.
It’d sounded pretty exciting in the beginning, but it turned out kind of boring
and some rules and regulations in this company were a deal breaker too.
So, I decided to get a new job, since I’d missed working with people one-on-one anyway.

My job there was basically working 8 hours in front of a computer
and writing E-Mails with people around the world.
I guess the urge to go back in the pharmacy, where I can
actually interact with customers wasn’t a big surprise.

So, I went on a specific website, where I put an ad that I’m looking for a job.
I’d received a lot of calls and E-Mails and arranged a couple of job interviews.
What I really like about job interviews are the bargain
and how the potential employers try to sell themselves.

I always prepare some questions, but I’ve learned
it’s more important to listen carefully what they tell you.
One lady for example was so talkative, that I’d got informations
that aren’t helpful to get a good impression of her.
She told me that the staff is changing a lot and that she’d been
a former employee before she became the owner.
Actually, the whole staff wanted to leave when she bought the pharmacy.
My first idea was: „Girl, what’s wrong with you?“

And moments later there was a big elephant in the room.
She asked me: „Your not planning to get pregnant tomorrow, right?“
I said: „No, not tomorrow.“
She didn’t like the answer and said: „I know I’m not allowed to ask this question,
but I ask it anyway…“ so she looked on my resume and said:
„since you are haven’t much time left to have kids, because of your age.“

Guess my first thought… DAMN BIAAAATCH.
But I said: „Yes, you’re not allowed to ask this question, so that’s why I’m not answering it.“
I’d tried not to smile, because her head turned deep red after my response. 🙂

You can imagine, that she is not my future boss. 🙂

No, I’ve found a very nice and modern pharmacy with very nice and happy co-worker.
I’m going to have longer work hours 3 days a week,
but there is a nice catch…I’m off 1.5 days/week. 🙂
Can’t wait to start my old/new assignment. Wish me luck guys.

Here are some nice winter impressions taken in our backyard.

  Winter2012 Winter 2012

Winter 2012 Winter 2012

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